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Growing In a Positive Direction

I want to congratulate the Angels Camp City Council, the City of Angels, and supporters of the Angels Creek Master Plan & Trail Project.

The City Council unanimously voted to approve the conceptual plan at their June 5th, 2012 meeting. Their positive vote sets the stage for our community to reach an important goal together and blaze a trail for others to follow.

In my humble opinion, the benefits of having a pedestrian friendly trail system is a win-win for our community. Residents and tourists alike are here for one big reason — A simpler quality of life that the Sierra Foothills provides.

As a resident of both Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties for over 25 years and someone who was fortunate enough to start visiting the Sierra starting at age eight — My love for the outdoors will be a lifetime affair both personally and professionally.

My letter to you is not about me though — It is truly about others.

When people get a chance to view, visit, and recreate in scenic areas — They appreciate their environment more, honor their surroundings more, and become stewards of the landscape more — Like me.

Protecting our landscape starts with people getting outside to appreciate the landscape. Appreciating the landscape starts with people caring about things outside themselves.

Appreciating our environment is a continuous effort in growing abundance so others will do the same.

The positive attributes of the Angels Trail Plan will help bridge our diverse community and have visitors returning with an attitude of gratitude.